Summer Hairstyles for Asian Hair
By Jessica on 13 August 2014
Make the most of your beautiful Asian hair type with these Summer hairstyle ideas!
It's been a while since we rounded up the latest hairstyles for Asian women, and what better time to do so then right in the middle of summer? The following styles will work with Asian hair, which typically has very thick strands and a poker straight texture. This can make it difficult to wear certain styles but fear not, all of the hairstyles in our list have been tried and tested by some of the most glamorous Asian celebrities in Hollywood. Not only will you look fabulous if you wear one of these styles, you won't have to spend a load of money or time to get these looks either.
Starting with a classy hairstyle for those summer nights, here is Olivia Gehui Xu wearing a simply elegant short 'do. This hairstyle will suit round, oval, heart, and triangular shaped faces the best and is a great way for Asian ladies to wear short hair. This hairstyle has a tapered nape that graduates into jagged layers near the top of the head. The front layers are much longer and sit nicely swept to the side, with a deep part creating a nice angle to this hairstyle. Another cool feature to this hairstyle is Olivia's color. Her naturally black base color has been highlighted with various shades of auburn red, which looks great with her complexion. This hair color will suit Asian ladies with fair skin and pink undertones the best.
As always, Lucy Liu is looking fabulous in her signature long 'do here. This is a versatile and flattering hairstyle for Asian women as it works with the naturally straight texture that most are blessed with, and it's easy to maintain. Not to mention that you have many styling options in the summer—from ponytails to buns to braids—long hair does it all. Here, Lucy has used large rollers to set her hair and create lots of volume and bounce. Style tip: Using rollers then brushing the hair through also does wonders for adding shine and sheen to the hair and works a treat for dark Asian hair!
Fun fact: Many people don't know that Vanessa Hudgens is part Filipino, part Chinese. Here, she is rocking a gorgeous hairstyle that was made for Asian hair and is a great idea for summer. This graduated bob falls just past the shoulders in the front and sits at the nape of the neck in the back. It would look just as good with a grown out fringe but Vanessa's side swept fringe adds a sexy peek-a-boo look. This hairstyle only takes a few minutes of styling time and would suit round, oval and heart-shaped faces the best.
Finally, we have Olivia Munn with a simple and elegant summer hairstyle ideas for all of the Asian ladies out there. This blunt bob has a messy centre part and loose waves throughout for an effortlessly cool look. This is a great option for Asian women with round, oval, heart, and triangular shaped faces. To achieve this look, simply twist your semi-dried hair into a bun and let it finish drying. Then unravel when dry to create barely-there messy waves. Or for a more polished look, use a curling wand to add some bounce to your 'do.